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Will of Thomas Collins

of Gillingham, Kent

Source: Prerogative Court of Canterbury Prob11/1775
Submitted by Ros Dunning
This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Collins formerly of Gravesend in the County of Kent then of _____ in the County of Hants but now of Christmas Street in the Parish of Gillingham in the said County of Kent Esquire a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy which I make in manner following that is to say

I give and devise unto my dear wife Ruth Collins all those my newly purchased messuage or tenement schoolroom yard garden and premises situate in Green Street otherwise Lay Field in the Parish of Gillingham aforesaid and now in the occupation of Mr Daniel Bensted and Mr William Hart
and all that piece of ground situate in Christmas Street aforesaid now in my own occupation (and being the site whereon lately stood the old Methodist Chapel)
and also all other my messuages tenements hereditaments and premises situate in the said County of Kent or elsewhere within...... to hold the same unto her the said Ruth Collins her heirs and assigns for ever

and from and after the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses I do hereby give and bequeath all my ready money money in the public stocks or funds or due to me upon mortgage bond bill note or otherwise household goods and furniture plate linen and china and also all the rest residue and remainder of my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever ...... shall or may consist of unto her my said dear wife Ruth Collins for her own use and benefit

And I appoint her my said dear wife Ruth Collins sole Executrix hereof and hereby revoking and making void all former and other will and wills by me at any time heretofore made do declare this only to be my last Will and Testament

In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Collins have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of May in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine
(Attestation Clause)
Wm Hart _ Jno Carter _ J Stephens

Proved at London 22 September 1830

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